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Day 878- What a Wonderful Wedding
4/28/2014 9:00:14 AM,  191 COMMENTS

This weekend we had beautiful weather and a wonderful wedding for one of my best friends. The scale said I'm up three pounds this morning, but I'm pre...  Read more


Day 303: Finally seeing some results, but fighting FOOD BRAIN!
4/27/2014 1:05:42 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Hey everyone! The last time I wrote a blog was not so happy, but this one will be much more positive. I've been weight training for the past few weeks...  Read more


More thoughts
4/26/2014 5:49:54 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I have been studying different health angles (again) for the last couple of hours (hydrocolonics, detox foods) and it occurred to me: maybe this skin...  Read more


Sugar conundrums
4/26/2014 3:54:41 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Well it was tough week for me, as it is the week before my period. I exercised but I also binged almost every night and the sugar and carb cravings f...  Read more


Day 874- Surviving this Wedding Weekend
4/24/2014 10:20:04 AM,  120 COMMENTS

Hello Everyone! This weekend, I'm in my friend and future bridesmaid's wedding. This involves the rehearsal dinner Friday night, the wedding all...  Read more


A new way of thinking- Easter
4/20/2014 8:18:23 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Today I was blanching some collard greens before going to Easter dinner at my in laws and the leaves looked so beautiful, and fresh- the very essence...  Read more


Funny thoughts
4/20/2014 9:22:05 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I woke up this morning to the alarm of my phone and looked at my notifications and one was a sparkpeople email. I didn't give it much thought but then...  Read more


4/19/2014 11:09:08 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Weekends are my low points. I wait for the weekend all week for a break but when I get to them I dont know what to do with myself and fall into a detr...  Read more


4/19/2014 11:02:06 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I have come leaps and bounds! The last 2 weeks I have mostly offed the nasty habit of snacking on sugary sweets at work that come in the form of bakin...  Read more


Day 868- Remaking Myself...A Work in Progress
4/18/2014 11:35:19 AM,  36 COMMENTS

While watching a movie yesterday, I heard a quote by Gandhi that really moved me. " Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world.....  Read more


Day 866- 7 Months to the Wedding, and 4 weeks down with Weight Watchers
4/16/2014 9:27:12 AM,  96 COMMENTS

Hey Everyone! I posted this Transformation Tuesday pic on my Facebook and Instagram yesterday. It never ceases to amaze me how unhapp...  Read more


Day 864- A Plethora of Pictures
4/14/2014 10:23:53 AM,  44 COMMENTS

So last week, I had to give a presentation to high school seniors and their parents. I find that if I dress strictly business casual, I'm usually conf...  Read more


4/12/2014 1:51:00 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I am starting to realize that I AM DIFFERENT! I always thought that being big is what made me different and that is why I always gravitate towards oth...  Read more


Day 860- Finally Feeling Better
4/10/2014 9:04:48 AM,  81 COMMENTS

Hey Sparkfriends. Thank you all so much for all your comments, goodies and messages regarding my headaches. I finally went to the ER yesterday an...  Read more


Day 858- Why Didn't Losing Weight Solve All My Problems?
4/8/2014 11:40:54 AM,  51 COMMENTS

To be fair, losing weight solved A LOT of my problems. I used to get upper respiratory infections, and a mix of bronchitis and pneumonia pretty regula...  Read more


Feeling Gooooood
4/5/2014 2:55:35 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I truly feel like my body is functioning a little better since I have been cutting calories and focusing more on healthy eating.. Even though it has o...  Read more


Day 853- I'm the GRAND PRIZE WINNER!
4/3/2014 9:30:27 AM,  137 COMMENTS

OH MY GOODNESS SPARKFRIENDS! A few weeks ago, I told you about the photo contest that I entered with a photo of J.D. and myself on the football f...  Read more


Day 850- Successful Weekend Followed by A Sick Day...
3/31/2014 7:13:18 PM,  28 COMMENTS

This morning I woke up at 4am with a terrible migraine. The good news is I weighed 182.8, the same as I did before I left for the weekend, so I manage...  Read more


What does this mean?
3/31/2014 2:47:28 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I seem to see bunnies a lot by my home. I come home from work really late and several times I have seen bunnies running across the road, even in the m...  Read more


No More Avoiding Reality
3/30/2014 7:46:34 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Well, a LOT has changed since I was last on. I graduated college, moved in with my boyfriend and have a job in my field. Life has gone by all too qui...  Read more


Day 274: Sickness and Making Goals
3/29/2014 1:09:04 PM,  3 COMMENTS

This week was my last week before spring break, and I'm happy to say I made it through and am looking forward to having the entire week off next week...  Read more


Confessions of a Sugar Addict- Part 3 Body Image
3/29/2014 1:59:10 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I just posted a new blog post about my last few weeks on step two of the "Taming your Sweet Tooth Challenge" from here, my progress and my thoughts on...  Read more


My it works journey and company
3/29/2014 1:57:17 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I have been using products from a company called it works and getting great results!!!! If you want to see my personal results check out my facebook p...  Read more


Day 846- Warning! Temptations Ahead
3/27/2014 10:47:15 AM,  128 COMMENTS

This weekend I'm going back to Athens to have a girls' weekend with two of my best friends and bridesmaids. We always have an amazing time together....  Read more


Day 843- NSV's Are Important, No Matter How Small
3/24/2014 8:51:44 AM,  105 COMMENTS

Today, I walked into the kitchen at work to put my tuna and greek yogurt in the fridge. And what greeted me but a huge box of donuts. I've faced...  Read more


Day 268: Realizations
3/23/2014 11:45:29 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Over this weekend, I've realized something important: this journey is truly up to me and only I alone can change my life and my body. I think I knew t...  Read more


Day 841- BLC 21 Progress Blog
3/22/2014 7:19:01 PM,  24 COMMENTS

When I started the Biggest Loser Challenge 5 weeks ago, I weighed in at 188.2, I went up and down slowly the past five weeks. But this past Tuesday ev...  Read more


Day 264: Tired of the cycle
3/19/2014 9:52:47 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Working two jobs is rough. I give so many props to people who are diligent in the gym because right now that is not me. I've found every excuse i...  Read more


Day 836- I Shouldn't Be Ashamed
3/17/2014 10:12:23 AM,  128 COMMENTS

I had a weird experience yesterday. I was out to eat with friends, and after I'd ordered my meal, which involved a cup of soup, and a potroast d...  Read more


Is it really an addiction?
3/17/2014 12:00:07 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Well here I am. Prepared for the week and ready to go. I am ready to get on it this week. I have been doing a ton of research on how to beat this ad...  Read more


My name is Mel and I am...a Sugar Addict Part 2
3/16/2014 12:05:20 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I promise I will come back to blogging here soon! but until them come check out my new blog post on Journeying into Faith journeyingintofaith.blogsp...  Read more


If You're Tired of Starting Over, Stop Giving Up!
3/13/2014 3:31:49 PM,  1 COMMENTS

After my first bikini competition in November of 2012, I fell off the fitness train and landed hard. I went from working out 6 days/week to worki...  Read more


Day 831- Recently Discovered Realizations
3/12/2014 10:18:22 AM,  192 COMMENTS

The other evening when I was at dinner with J.D. as I grabbed a delicious roll from the bread basket, I looked at J.D. and said "I'm either going to b...  Read more


If you are tired of starting over...stop giving up
3/12/2014 12:27:19 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Newest post. Come check it out!!
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My name is Mel and I am...a Sugar Addict
3/9/2014 5:05:21 PM,  4 COMMENTS

New post on my blog! I start my confessions of a sugar addict series. Come follow me through this growth process. Go check it out. http://journeyin...  Read more


Someone Somewhere Someday
3/9/2014 1:24:32 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am constantly flooded with these visions of you and me lying breathless beneath the stars. The stars, they were painted just for us. Wrapped in your...  Read more


Help! Return me to my body!
3/6/2014 10:42:22 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I cant believe that I am sitting here posting this…I have lost touch with myself, my lifestyle changes, my good eating and exercise habits and life in...  Read more


3/5/2014 10:11:51 PM,  5 COMMENTS

One of my besties just came to visit me for my birthday. We did a little a shopping and a lot of relaxing. We also discussed and made about how we can...  Read more


Day 824- I Finally Changed My Goal Weight
3/5/2014 8:47:02 AM,  172 COMMENTS

After a lot of research as well as soul searching, I've decided to change my goal weight to 155. At 5'8" with a large frame, I think I would have real...  Read more


New entry
3/5/2014 12:11:56 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I have started a new blog and just posted my first entry. Go check it out!  Read more


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